affable

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
af•fa•ble /ˈæfəbəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. easy to approach and to talk to; friendly: courteous and affable neighbors.
  2. showing warmth and friendliness;
    pleasant: an affable smile.
af•fa•bil•i•ty /ˌæfəˈbɪlɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
af•fa•bly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
af•fa•ble  (afə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to;
    friendly;
    cordial;
    warmly polite:an affable and courteous gentleman.
  2. showing warmth and friendliness;
    benign;
    pleasant:an affable smile.
af′fa•bili•ty, affa•ble•ness, n. 
affa•bly, adv. 
  • Latin affābilis that can be spoken to, courteous, equivalent. to af- af- + fā- speak (see fate) + -bilis -ble, perh. via Middle French
  • 1530–40
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  civil. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

affable /ˈæfəbəl/ adj
  1. showing warmth and friendliness; kindly; mild; benign
  2. easy to converse with; approachable; amicable
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin affābilis easy to talk to, from affārī to talk to, from ad- to + fāri to speak; compare fable, fate

ˌaffaˈbility n ˈaffably adv



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